The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Effective action is always unjust.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.